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Next Meeting: Thursday 13th  March  7:30pm
 "Chinese Cymbidiums"
by Paul Chim 

Chinese cymbidiums have been in cultivation for centuries throughout the orient, where they have been prized for their graceful leaves, dainty flowers and delicate fragrances.

This monthís speaker has been growing cymbidiums for over 40 years.  Paul Chim is  co-founder of the Golden Gate Cymbidium Society.  He served as past president for several orchid societies including San Francisco Orchid Society, and the Orchid Society of California.  He is an accredited Cymbidium Society of America judge and has served as the head judge for the Pacific Central area. Paul specializes in cool growing orchids, both species and hybrids. He leads groups of orchid enthusiasts to China, and other South Asian destinations. Paul will be showing pictures from his most recent trip to China.

March Raffle Table will be provided by Paul Chim.

Speakerís Dinner will be at Pasta Pomodoro located in Pleasant Hill at 45 Crescent Drive.  Everyone is welcome to attend and meet our speaker at 5:30 pm.  If you plan to attend, please notify Liz Charlton at 925-280-1671 or email


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